Dayze Florencio, Ph.D.
Dr. Dayze Florencio is originally from Brazil. Before arriving to State College, Dayze obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia. As a Penn State doctoral student, she worked as project assistant in the Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs, in the College of Health and Human Development. In 2003, Dayze completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, and became counselor and academic coordinator for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). In this role, she coordinated tutoring, study sessions, progress reports, and other initiatives to support students’ academic experiences. She also taught a first year seminar to help students develop efficient study skills. Her research interests focuses on the influence of cultural background and prior knowledge on the reading comprehension process, an area in which she has published.